Sand Dunes

01

Biomass-Based Power Plant

Steinbeis India assisted an entrepreneur who was running a 7.5MW biomass based power plant using various types of wood and agricultural wastes. The entrepreneur proposed to grow napier grass and use it directly in the boiler to generate bio-gas and burn the same in the boiler for generation of steam. Based on the techno-economic feasibility study done by Steinbeis India, the entrepreneur made an informed decision.    

02

Pilot School Solar Project

This was a part of Mega City Project of the German Government. It concentrated on the reduction in energy consumption by using Solar Power in schools, which not only reduces the electricity bill but also makes us self sufficient power producers. Due to power shortage in present scenario we have to depend on alternative source of power, solar power is the best replacement where the fuel (Sun Energy) is freely available. The solar power system requires less maintenance and has a long life of over 20-25 Years. This provided a great opportunity for the faculty and students to learn about the real time solar power application. As a part of this project, Steinbeis has also developed training material for the faculty and students of the schools implementing Solar Power Plants.

03

Battery Management System

GRIET-Steinbeis Centre at Hyderabad in India closely worked with a battery manufacturing company to develop a battery management system for Telecom and Solar Applications.

This system is quite important for the maintenance and upkeep of batteries in renewable energy (domestic) applications, where the batteries often lose performance and life owing to customer ignorance on the upkeep of batteries.
 

04

Waste-Water Treatment

In 2017, we procured Waste water treatment technology from a company in Singapore as part of an Asian Development Bank (ADB) supported scheme to enhance the preservation of waterways and as a result give better treatment to the sewage discharged from industries. 

05

Transfer of Solar PV Inverters Technology

Steinbeis India supported transfer of Solar PV Inverters Technology from Germany to India. The transfer involved establishment of a Joint Venture between a German company owning the IP rights of Solar Hybrid Inverter and an Indian SME (Small Scale Industry) in the field of Solar PV. The German company is a small company which transferred the knowhow to the Indian company for manufacturing and selling the solar hybrid inverters in India.

06

Study on Market Demand

In 2017, one of our clients wanted a study to be performed to gauge the market demand for chemicals extracted from Rice Bran Oil. He was a food processing company who was considering expanding production into this segment, and wanted a report from us to help take a decision.

We successfully gave him the report, based on secondary research which illustrated the uses, opportunities and challenges. It was replete with graphs and diagrams. It helped client to make an informed decision on business expansion. 

07

Report Development

Steinbeis in partnership with European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC – a project co-funded by European Commission and Euro Chambres) developed a report on ‘Holistic Mobility Solutions for Indian Cities” which focused on short-term solutions (Quick-Wins) and long-term solutions for enhancing mobility of select Indian cities (Chandigarh and Gurgaon) as a case-study, while mapping solutions from some of the leading European cities.

08

Technology Consulting

  1. Improvement of Mould and Process Design for Industries having Plastics Injection Moulding in Faridabad.

  2. Common Coolant & Chip Handling System for CNC Machines for Auto-Component Manufacturers in Gurgaon

  3. Process Technology Improvements and application - Supply Chain Management Technology – Implementation & System Set-up

09

Lean Management - Case Study: Improvement of Mould and Process Design

  1. Stress was laid on improving the process capabilities of Indian SMEs by improving the Mould Design and Development facilities at these units.

  2. Trainings and Workshops conducted in Mould Designs, Raw Materials (Thermo-plastics), Moulding Machine Design and Dynamics, Process Cycle and Defects.

  3. Diagnostic Study for each of the members conducted focusing on their Tool Rooms and Mould Design Facilities for improvement.

  4. Improvement focus was on –

    1. Hardening and other Treatment solutions for Moulds.

    2. Mould Design Improvements.

    3. Mould Re-Design.

    4. Raw Material Understanding.

    5. Pain Areas in terms of manufacturing process / mould / machine etc.

  5. Process Study right from Raw Material entry to packaging and shipment, identifying the key pain areas of the process and how they can be improved upon.

  6. Based on this process study, Process and Product Improvement projects on –

    1. Automations, Man-Machine Optimization

    2. Product Design Facilities, Material Handling Capabilities

  7. The Future (after Lean Implementation) –

    1. Cluster-to-cluster collaboration with Plastics and other Cluster in Europe leading to enhanced market outreach and Business Development for Exports.

    2. Technology and Know – How Exchange with Plastic Processing Clusters from Europe.

    3. Business Delegations and Direct Marketing Opportunities with European Cluster for enhancement in Euro – India Trade relations.

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10

Case Study

  1. Steinbeis India was involved in Hyderabad Megacity Project implemented by Humboldt Universirty Berlin (HUB) as a part of the Sustainable Megacities Project sponsored by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in many cities across the world. The HUB researchers spent a considerable amount of time studying the usage pattern and practices of thousands of farmers who are dependent on bore-wells for watering their fields. They have also networked with scores of NGO’s, local politicians, local bodies, electric supply utilities, associations, technical consulting organizations and industry to arrive at a model for implementing a technical yet sustainable solution for betterment of motor & pump-set usage by the farmers. The result was a very holistic yet simple solution of implementing capacitors by all farmers in the selected feeders. The difference here is that of educating and informing the farmers of the benefits if all the farmers in a single feeder use the capacitors directly installed on the pump-sets – which is a very low-cost option (that is why high-end options like Automatic Power-Factor Controllers were rejected after a full-study). This not only resulted in better efficiency, but also benefitted the farmers by low burn-out rate of the motors and the resultant savings. The project also envisaged making a small cooperative for the farmers, to undertake the maintenance and upkeep of the capacitors – to make the solution sustainable in the long-run.

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